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Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 23, 2020






 
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 7:30 a.m. 

"Tri Goddess Tri": Epic Races.

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All women invited to compete in chip-timed triathlons and duathlons of various lengths. Also, a relay race. Awards, medals for finishers, T-shirts, and more.
7:30 a.m., Portage Lake Beach, 11500 Seymour Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $45-$156 in advance only at EpicRaces.com. $11 annual park pass required for entry. Info@EpicRaces.com, 585-7101.


 8 a.m.-8 p.m.  Online 

"A Cantor's Head": Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.

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Online screening of Erik Greenberg Anjou's 2019 documentary about renowned cantor Jack Mendelson and this centuries-long art form that combines spiritual exploration, communal bonding, and showmanship. Part of an annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes. For complete festival schedule, see Film.jccAnnArbor.org.
Online anytime between Aug. 7-31 at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. $12 per film. 971-0990.


 9:45-10:40 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Guided Healing Meditation": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. Jewel Heart instructor leads a White Tara guided meditation session with a focus on healing visualizations.
For meeting URL, preregister at bit.ly/whitetarameditation. Free. 994-3387.


 10:45 am  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday Service via Zoom. Details at InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Livestream Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun.Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses various current issues from a spiritual perspective.
For livestream URL, preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts. Safety and physical distancing measures enforced.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1-3 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their kangaroo, blue-tongued skink, and dingo (2 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, highlighted by a coyote, Gila monster, and skunk. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-3 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m. See youtube.com/channel/UCxuRd0fm8-YwevdMfNYNFUw for livestream. Free. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

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Baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

Aug. 1: Flint Lumber City BBC.

Aug. 16: Detroit BBC. 2 p.m.

Aug. 23: Royal Oak Wahoo BBC. 2 p.m.
2 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, 6805 Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free. UnionBBC.com. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Online Improv Games": Ypsi Improv.

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Every Sun., Wed., & Fri., except Aug. 26, 28, & 30. All invited to practice improv principles with this local group. Followed by socializing. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
2 p.m. (Sun.), 7 p.m. (Wed.), and 8 p.m. (Fri.), for online meeting URL see MeetUp.com/Ypsi-Improv/Events. Free. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

LezRead Book Club.

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All queer women invited to discuss a book TBA.
4-6 p.m., online or in-person location TBA at a2LezRead.tumblr.com. Free. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Shut Up & Write!"

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Every Sun. All writers invited to this hour-long freewrite (automatic writing session) in a group setting. Bring earbuds to block out the occasional chatter, if you like. Followed by socializing.
For online meeting URL, see MeetUp.com/ShutUpAndWriteAnnArbor/Events. Free.


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Alvin Waddles: Kerrytown Concert House Live at the 415 Series.

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Livestream jazz, cabaret tunes, and blues by this celebrated Detroit stride pianist.
4:15 p.m., online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com/Live-At-The-415. Free; donations accepted. KerrytownConcertHouse.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Griffin House: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Ohio-bred Americana-inflected pop-rock singer-songwriter known for his intelligent, heartfelt lyrics and engaging melodies.
7 p.m., see TheArk.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-08. Free. 761-1451.


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Open Mics": Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.

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Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country over Zoom. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
For online meeting URL preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791.





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